Team

John A. Baggett

John A. Baggett

President/CEO

John is the President and CEO of Statewide Title and began working in the title insurance industry while attending the University of Alabama in 1981. He formed Statewide Title in 1991 and has been instrumental in every aspect of numerous transactions involving commercial and residential title issues over the past four decades.

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Mitzi Baggett

Mitzi Baggett

Finance/Accounting

Mitzi is a graduate of Auburn University and has many years of experience in the real estate industry and is also a licensed real estate agent.

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Laura Ellen Lewis

Laura Ellen Lewis

Business Development

Laura Ellen’s knowledge of the title insurance industry was gained from practicing law at one of Birmingham’s large law firms for several years, and subsequently, from her employment at a national title company prior to joining Statewide in 2014. Laura Ellen is a part-time municipal judge.

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Sherry Singleton

Sherry Singleton

Closing Specialist

Sherry’s broad knowledge of handling closings is gleaned from her many years as an escrow closer, beginning at a private law firm in Bessemer in 1997, and continuing at Statewide Title when she joined the company in 2014. In addition to performing all aspects of real estate closings, Sherry is also a licensed title agent.

Email: [email protected]

Joanna Dickerson

Joanna Dickerson

Title Specialist

Jo Anna’s experience in the title industry began many years ago with a local title company. She joined Statewide Title in 2015 and is now a licensed title agent and is responsible for many duties including policy production and review.

Email: [email protected]

Cathy Ireland

Cathy Ireland

Title Specialist

Cathy is a graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts with a major in Visual Arts and received a degree in Journalism / Mass Communications from Samford University. Prior to joining Statewide Title in 2016, Cathy worked as a land development assistant and a reporter.

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Sunny Vines

Sunny Vines

Title Research

Sunny has many years of experience in the title insurance industry in various aspects including title research. She has worked for local title companies as well as other title companies across the country.

Email: [email protected]

Justin Smitherman

Justin Smitherman

Closing Attorney

Justin is the manager of Statewide Title’s Pelham Office and is the founding attorney of Alabama Law Services, LLC. He grew up in Montevallo, AL where he graduated at the top of his class. He attended college at the University of Alabama where he remained on the Dean’s List and President’s List until he graduated magna cum laude.

He received his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law where he spent several semesters on the Dean’s List. During school, he clerked at the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office and Cincinnati Insurance Defense. Justin transitioned to representing individuals and provides ongoing legal and tax representation for, among others, technology, real estate and construction companies. Justin also serves as local counsel for large, national law firms.

On his off days, Justin enjoys Alabama football and golf. He lives in Shelby County with his son, Neal, and two dogs, Frodo and Scout.

Email: [email protected]

Direct Dial: 205-419-4414

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